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(Warning — distinctly mild SPOILERS for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens lie below, mostly of the bread-related variety. If you've not yet seen it — and at this point, that's actually seriously impressive — then proceed with mild caution and such...)

Now, if there's one thing you don't normally expect a science fiction movie to prompt, it's hunger. After all, the vast majority of on-screen sci-fi food is intentionally alien and unappealing, and more often acts as a 'gross-out' gag than anything else.

And yet...

'Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens' Featured Some Awesome Looking Bread... That You Can Now Make Yourself

Remember that ingenious bread that Rey eats? The kind that magically rises after having water poured onto it?

Yup, that's right — you can now make an officially sanctioned version of it for yourself, thanks to's specially appointed geek guru Jenn Fujikawa.

How Do You Make It, Then?

Well, that's the best part — it's ridiculously straightforward to make.

All you need are these (Fujikawa-provided) ingredients...

  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons cake flour
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

...a mug to put them in, and a microwave — and the willingness to follow these four super-simple instructions, care of Ms. Fujikawa herself:

  • 1. Place the oil in a mug and swirl around to grease the inside.
  • 2. Add the cake flour, sugar, matcha powder, baking powder, and salt into the mug, stirring together.
  • 3. Pour in the milk and vanilla, then cook in the microwave on high for 45 seconds.
  • 4. Let cool slightly and serve.

And, hey presto, you have yourself a Rey-style self-raising bread dish:

Which... actually looks surprisingly appetizing.

Anyone else going to go away and make one? If so — and it's as good as it looks — you can find more of Ms. Fujikawa's gloriously geeky work right here.

What do you think, though?


What other Star Wars themed food do you want to try?



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